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Have tenderness below armpit, muscle spasm and sore when moving and touching. What could it be?

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tenderness on lift side 6 inches below armpit .loads of muscle spasm and sore when moving. symptoms since Thursday. also sore to touch. slightly more towards back ribcage
Posted Sat, 3 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 3 hours later

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for your query.

This symptom is suggestive of musculoskeletal condition causing pain.

It may be Muscular spasms of the intercostal and respiratory muscles.

1. Trauma to the area is the commonest cause.

2. Improper positioning during sitting or sleeping.

You may need

1. Rest to the area.

2. Hot or cold fomentation to the area.

3. Analgesic for pain.

4. X XXXXXXX of the area to rule out rib fracture and lung involvement.

Hope the answer helps you.
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